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Welcome travel and tourism applicants!

You have made a great decision choosing West Notts!

  • A big hello!

    Welcome to the department of travel and tourism and the beginning of a very exciting and fulfilling career! Although currently the travel industry is not operating as normal, we all know that as soon as this is over, people all over the country will be booking overseas holidays.

    There is also a large hospitality, visitor attraction and events economy in the UK that requires knowledgeable employees. Once you have completed the course you will be perfectly placed to apply for the roles, where experienced students will be high in demand!

    Travel and tourism is so much more than booking a holiday, there are hundreds of roles that are required to exceed customer expectations. Our lecturers are experts within the industry and all have very diverse industry experience, from hospitality management to aviation experience and developing tourism services, and all have extensive travel experience.

    We offer excellent opportunities to all of our students including the chance to travel and visit the industry in action, undertake valuable work experience and to gain the practical skills required to work in the industry through our links with industry partners such as Jet 2, British Airways and local visitor attractions.

    We are very proud of the outstanding progress and high grades achieved by students to ensure that they have the very best opportunity to gain employment within the sector or progress to university-level study.

    We really look forward to welcoming you at the college and look forward to helping you develop your knowledge, your skills and ultimately aid you on your journey to success.

    Helen Wilcockson
    Head of Department – Travel, Hospitality, Animal Care and Foundation Studies.

  • Applicant activities

    Before you start at West Notts, here are a few activites to get involved in.

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    Watch - What our students say

    Amy tells us about all the great opportunities she’s had during her time on the travel and tourism courses and the skills she’s learnt and developed to take her forward into this varied industry.

    View the video on YouTube

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    Watch - Students visit The Gambia

    Travel and tourism Level 3 student Jessica Darwood-Brown has put together a wonderful video of her visit to The Gambia earlier this year with classmates.

    “It was so special and such a great opportunity, and I’m really glad I got to spend it with the people who I went with, everyone we met was so nice and friendly.”

    View the video on YouTube

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    News - Students get top flight careers advice from one of country’s top airlines

    Discovering how babies are delivered on board a plane and dealing with conflict and emergency evacuations on a flight were just some of the topics discussed with travel and tourism students at West Nottinghamshire College.

    Read the story

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    Read letters from our current students

    Our students wanted to share their experiences of college with you. We hope their letters help answer some of your questions and put you at ease.

    Read Amy's letter

    Read Darcy's letter

    Read Emily's letter

    Read Jessica's letter

    Read Katie's letter

  • Ask your tutor

    Anything playing on your mind about your college course? Then send your questions to our college tutors using our simple online form.

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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